The Young Ones (1982-1984)

The Young Ones (1982-1984)

UK, 9 November 1982-19 June 1984
2 series, 12 episodes, average 35m each
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A British fantasy sitcom created by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer.

Premise

The surreal misadventures of a group of revolting students.

Credits

Regular Crew
Directed by: Paul Jackson, Geoff Posner, Ed Bye
BBC
Written by: Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer
Additional Material: Alexei Sayle

Regular Cast
Adrian Edmondson (Viv)
Rik Mayall (Rik)
Nigel Planer (Neil)
Christopher Ryan (Mike)
Alexei Sayle

Episodes

Series One (1982)
Demolition (9 November 1982)
Oil (16 November 1982)
Boring (23 November 1982)
Bomb (30 November 1982)
Interesting (7 December 1982)
Flood (14 December 1982)

Series Two (1984)
Bambi (8 May 1984)
Cash (15 May 1984)
Nasty (29 May 1984)
Time (5 June 1984)
Sick (12 June 1984)
Summer Holiday (19 June 1984)

References

Periodicals
New Musical Express 22-29 December 1984 p.10 – illustrated “fake” script (Spotty bottom)

Other Sources
BFI Southbank Guide October/November 2018 p.22 – illustrated listing